The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (handily) won Super Bowl LV and the 2020-21 NFL season has finished. But we still had plenty to talk about on our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment.
Why have the Houston Texans seemingly put their team operation in the hands of an underqualified former team chaplain? Are the Philadelphia Eagles asking for too much in a Carson Wentz trade? And besides Trevor Lawrence, who are the top quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft?
Two big trades happened in sports over the weekend, both of which we discussed on my WISE Sports Radio segment. Mondays are usually baseball talk, but we began by talking about the Detroit Lions trading quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams and how I feel about it as a long-suffering Lions fan.
Then, Nolan Arenado escaped baseball prison with the Colorado Rockies dealing their star third baseman to the St. Louis Cardinals. Considering the small return, it’s clear that the Rockies just wanted to dump the nearly $200 million that Arenado will be owed over the next six years.
Yeah, yeah, yeah — the NFC and AFC Championship Games are this weekend, with the winners going to the Super Bowl. Tom Brady! Aaron Rodgers! And maybe Patrick Mahomes, if he’s recovered from a possible concussion. Sure, we talked about those games on WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment.
But the Detroit Lions also have a new head coach! And Dan Campbell is winning over the fanbase with tough, candid talk and a sense of humor. I’m on board with the hire, as I said on the air (and “in print“).
For each week’s NFL segment on WISE Sports Radio, we usually highlight a few key storylines worth following. Eagles coach Doug Pederson is mad at Brett Favre for questioning the choice of Carson Wentz over Nick Foles at quarterback. Lamar Jackson thinks the Ravens’ offense is too predictable.
On WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discussed whether or not a contact sport in which distancing seems impossible can be played right now. Also, Jamal Adams wants the New York Jets to trade him. The Washington Redskins are feeling more pressure to change their name. And the Detroit Lions’ new boss is same as the old boss.